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Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Address Yourself: Working Together To Create Sustainable Homeownership

January 18, 2019

Low-middle income families and individuals are entering into a deeply challenging housing market. The path to homeownership has never seemed so daunting and financially complicated! It is no surprise, then, that many families choose to rent rather than slog their way through the mortgage process for an uncertain goal. The dream of one day owning a home seems to many an improbable ...

Garden State Film Festival Accepts 'One Last Cup', A Short Film by Busy Local Filmaker Christopher Boncimino

January 14, 2019

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - If he filmed an autobiography, Filmmaker Christopher Boncimino's might be titled "A Busy Man". His Short Film 'One Last Cup' was just accepted by the Garden State Film Festival. In addition, this Filmmaking student is part of the next generation of sci-fi programming with "Arthur Futuro". It is quite a story.

Christopher Boncimino is a ...

Plainfield: Aprende más sobre nuevo Woodland escuela primaria

January 12, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Un evento de apertura al público a cargo de la Autoridad de Desarrollo de
las Escuelas del Estado de Nueva Jersey para informar a la comunidad sobre la nueva escuela
primaria Woodland. La escuela será construida en la esquina de la East 7th St. y la Central St.
con una extensión de 13,28 acres que es de propiedad del Distrito Escolar de Plainfield.

Los ...

Featured Business: Storm's Automotive

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Having car troubles, or just in the market for a new mechanic?  Keep it local and get to know Storm’s Automotive, located right here in the Queen City.

Anthony Smith, owner of Storm’s Automotive, opened his business in 2014 in his backyard, and later located it at 230 E. 3rd Street in Plainfield.  When asked why Plainfield, Smith responded that it is his ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)

 

When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like ...

The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (Harper Collins, 2018)

Who would have thought that the “nymphet” of Humbert Humbert’s perverted fantasies in the famous Vladimir Nabokov novel, Lolita, published in the United States in 1958, was influenced greatly by an infamous kidnapping case that took place in Camden, ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...